Hormone Binding and Target Cell Activation in the Testis

  • Maria L. Dufau
  • Anthony R. Means

Part of the Current Topics in Molecular Endocrinology book series (CTME, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. K. J. Catt, T. Tsuruhara, C. Mendelson, J-M. Ketelslegers, M. L. Dufau
    Pages 1-30
  3. Maria L. Dufau, E. Charreau, D. Ryan, K. J. Catt
    Pages 47-77
  4. David Rodbard, W. Moyle, J. Ramanchandran
    Pages 79-87
  5. Wan-Kyng Liu, Kuo-Pao Yang, Bruce D. Burleigh, Darrell N. Ward
    Pages 89-108
  6. David Puett, Mario Ascoli, Leslie A. Holladay
    Pages 109-124
  7. Om P. Bahl, Leopold März, William R. Moyle
    Pages 125-144
  8. Donald J. Tindall, William T. Schrader, Anthony R. Means
    Pages 167-175
  9. J. H. Dorrington, N. F. Roller, I. B. Fritz
    Pages 237-241
  10. F. S. French, W. S. McLean, A. A. Smith, D. J. Tindall, S. C. Weddington, P. Petrusz et al.
    Pages 265-285
  11. Vidar Hansson, Frank S. French, Samuel C. Weddington, Shihadeh N. Nayfeh, E. Martin Ritzen
    Pages 287-290
  12. Barbara M. Sanborn, John S. H. Elkington, Emil Steinberger
    Pages 291-310
  13. Irving B. Fritz, Bozena Kopec, Kam Lam, Richard G. Vernon
    Pages 311-327
  14. Jorge A. Blaquier, Monica S. Cameo, Ricardo Calandra
    Pages 329-341
  15. E. Mulder, W. M. O. van Beurden-Lamers, W. De Boer, A. O. Brinkman, H. J. van der Molen
    Pages 343-355
  16. William T. Schrader, Bert O’Malley
    Pages 357-364
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 365-371

About this book


It is curious that research in endocrinology has largely ignored the testis until quite recently. There were two impor­ tant reasons for this neglect; first, methods of study were difficult, and second, sperinatogenesis was considered to be the concern of the urologist or cell biologist but not the endocrinologist. Since it is now almost an ethical imperative that we develop a male contraceptive, and since a host of new techniques can be brought to bear on problems of testis function, research in male reproductive biology has effloresced. In fact, it has become possible to project aseries of workshops on the testis, each dealing with discrete aspects of biochemistry, physiology and pathology. It is fitting that this first Workshop should be on Binding and Activation, since this area is one of the frontiers in endocrinol­ ogy. At our present rate of progress it is probable that each of the succeeding workshops will likewise bring together leaders in a rapidly developing area. The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has the major Federal respon­ sibility in reproductive biology, and has therefore agreed to sponsor this and succeeding workshops. On behalf of the Institute and for those members of the Committee who have organized this meeting, I welcome you. I am quite sure that this first Workshop on the Testis will initiate aseries of important contributions to scientific thought in male reproduc­ tive biology. Mortimer B. Lipsett, M. D.


endocrinology hormone testis

Editors and affiliations

  • Maria L. Dufau
    • 1
  • Anthony R. Means
    • 2
  1. 1.Reproduction Research Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human DevelopmentNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Cell BiologyBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA

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